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Community Partnerships


Throughout our previous funding cycle, we were honored to work with agencies and businesses on a number of collaborative projects that benefited people living in poverty. As we move forward, we will continue to develop and strengthen these partnerships because we know that we are stronger together.

Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Partners with UWM and 2-1-1 Helpline (Oct 2018)

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium partnered with UWM and the 2-1-1 Helpline to provide free memberships to eligible families through the “Bring Your Family to the Zoo” program. Click here to learn more.


BCBSNE Hosts Technicolor Run to Benefit UWM (Sept 2018)

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska hosted their fifth annual Technicolor Walk/Run to benefit UWM. The fun-filled, family event brought Aksarben Village businesses and residents together to support the community. Click here to learn more.



UWM Receives Grant from Wells Fargo (May 2018)

Wells Fargo generously awarded an $86,000 grant to UWM to support healthy food and hunger relief programs in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area. Click here to learn more.

Lincoln Financial Group Supports UWM’s Partnership with Seimer Institute and Family Housing Advisory Services (May 2018)

Lincoln Financial Group generously awarded an $85,000 grant to UWM to support its partnership with the Siemer Institute and Family Housing Services. This collaborative partnership addresses the needs of families on the edge of homelessness. Click here to learn more.

Omaha Police Department Partners with 2-1-1 Helpline (May 2018)

The UWM 2-1-1 Helpline is partnering with the Omaha Police Department to spread awareness of the helpline and increase access for those in need. Click here to learn more.

UWM Receives Grant from USDA (Nov 2017)

The United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded UWM a Community Food Planning grant in the amount of $34,001. Funds were used to develop a collaborative plan that will ensure community members have reliable access to affordable and nutritious food. Click here to learn more.

 UWM Receives Three-Year Grant from Cox Communications (July 2017)

Cox Communications generously awarded $60,000 to UWM to support operations at the 2-1-1 Helpline. Click here to learn more.


UWM and Partners Support Opportunity Youth (June 2017)

Under UWM’s leadership, more than 40 agencies came together to determine how they can best meet the needs of Opportunity Youth, 16-24-year-olds who are disconnected from school or work. Together, these partners created the Hub, a pilot program housed at the Nebraska Children Families Foundation that helps Opportunity Youth navigate resources and supports in our community. Click here to learn more.

Omaha Federation of Labor Partners with UWM (ongoing)

Omaha Federation of Labor has a strong partnership with UWM to promote skilled trade careers so that people can become independent.

Community Health Charities of Nebraska Partners with UWM (ongoing)

UWM partners with Communities Health Charities of Nebraska (CHC) to provide funding to CHC member charities. These charities support innovative research that improves lives and offer critical client services, education and prevention programs within our community. Click here to learn more.

Local Organizations Support 2-1-1 Helpline Outreach (ongoing)

To promote 2-1-1 in our community and further connect to members, the helpline partners with local organizations and programs including American Red Cross, Commonfund, Douglas County Emergency Management Services, Goodfellows and Nebraska Public Power District’s Pennies for Power. Click here to learn more.


UWM Joins Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Under the leadership of the Metropolitan Omaha Educational Consortium and the Learning Community, UWM will support the Campaign by aligning resources and existing efforts to address three challenges that can keep our young children, especially those living in poverty, from learning to read proficiently. Click here to learn more.